Why Sponsor a BHCC Intern?

Interns bring a multicultural and international perspective to your business, which is critical in a modern workforce.

  • Interns are a cost-effective way to secure a staff of talented and motivated temporary workers.
  • Interns bring a fresh perspective to your organization, including the knowledge of the latest industry trends.
  • Interns can help your company meet seasonal or fluctuating employment needs.
  • Interns reduce recruitment and training costs. A national study reports that more than 20 percent of recent hires came from employers own internship programs.
  • Partnering with BHCC gives your company a recruiting edge for full-time employees.
  • Sponsoring an intern is a first step to further collaboration with the BHCC community including faculty, Service Learning, Career Services, and Workforce Development.

About BHCC Students

Founded in 1973, BHCC is the largest community college in Massachusetts. The College currently enrolls more than 14,000 students in day, afternoon, evening, late-evening, midnight, weekend, and web-based and distance-learning courses and programs each semester.

BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Approximately sixty-seven percent of BHCC students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women. The College incorporates multicultural and international perspectives in its courses, programs and institutional climate. There are more than 800 international students who come from approximately 100 countries and speak more than 75 languages, making BHCC one of the most cosmopolitan institutions of higher education in New England. The College also has one of the state's largest course offerings in English as a Second Language. A representative list of the native languages spoken by students includes Arabic, Chinese, Creole, French, Haitian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

What's In It For The Students?

  • The opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in the working world.
  • Learning from established professionals in their field of interest.
  • Networking and building confidence in a professional environment prior to graduation.

Planning Considerations

Interns are a wonderful means of adding value to your work teams and getting important projects off the back burner. Smart planning upfront ensures successful internships:

  • Availability of intern projects as matched to your workload/business cycle.
  • Adequate support, including office space, staff support and financial resources.
  • Job description, eligibility/application requirements, hours and compensation structures.
  • Meaningful assignments that challenge the intern and provide value to you.
  • Appropriate inclusion in organizational events, staff meetings or other business activities.
  • On-the-job training opportunities with measurable learning objectives or evaluation.
  • Appointment of a seasoned, supervisory staff member who values the intern investment.

The College is committed to partnering with area institutions to enable students the opportunity to enhance their learning experience while offering a valuable resource to the local workforce. This includes Academic Program internships that count towards a degree or certificate, as well as Career Development field placements which are more flexible and can be customized to meet your needs.